Yeah you see a lot more of our stuff as single purchase promo because we've
had that in place longer, but there's a full cart element too. You can see
it in use here: http://bikinikill.com/
Like the rest of our stuff, you need to bring your own Paypal/Stripe
account and a file hosting account on something like Amazon S3...but after
it's set up it's a pretty straightforward thing to maintain and there are
no fees/cuts taken from your orders except whatever Paypal/Stripe charges.
Re: AWS/Google: I wish there were more options, as we don't support either companies' business practices. I understand the reasoning is ease/scalability, as well as the fact that many ecom providers are probably using AWS on the backend anyway. Any chance of expanding the options for a Bring Your Own Storage option in the future (even if that's just linking to assets on our own servers)?
Tom Filepp on 27 Jun, 2017 11:07 PM
Definitely hear you on that one.
You can actually link directly to files via HTTP/S via the "normal link" option while creating a new asset. There's obviously no expiration setup on our end for direct HTTP/S links but it does give you some flexibility!
We'd hope to have other options in future but at the moment we're pretty short handed.
Thanks, but that's what I tried initially. The interface doesn't allow for assets one links to to be selected for a release.
- Don't select a storage service in your preferences
- Create album
- Upload album artwork and reference via URI
- Edit Album > Add/Edit Album cover
- Screen overlay triggered with the message:
"Add an image
No available storage connections can be found. Get started by adding one"
- "adding one" is a link that, unfortunately, is broken. It triggers no action.
If there's another way of doing this, I'd love to know!